Registered Nurse


The RN-MH will deliver a comprehensive & integrated range of evidence based, recovery oriented services across the Mental Health Service in Whyalla.

  • Flinders & Upper North Local Health Network, Whyalla Hospital, IMHIU
  • Total Indicative Remuneration: $77,788 - $106,649 pa - Ongoing full time - RN/M1

About the organisation

The Whyalla Integrated Mental Health Inpatient Unit, which opened in 2014, was the first of its kind for regional South Australia, providing 6 beds and allowing patients to stay closer to home. When you join our dynamic workforce you will escape the hustle and bustle of city life and be able to take advantage of the endless possibilities for adventure relaxation, recreation and sightseeing. In Flinders and Upper North LHN you can experience cultural diversity, outback locations and regional city conveniences, whilst working in innovative roles to improve the community's health outcomes and wellbeing.

About the role

As part of our friendly and supportive work environment, you will contribute to the delivery of a comprehensive and integrated range of evidence-based, recovery-oriented services across the multidisciplinary country Mental Health Service in Whyalla. Delivery care appropriate to the needs of the consumer and the local community, you will work across community, acute and rehabilitation service settings and will utilise and develop a combination of preventative, early intervention, therapeutic and evaluative approaches. These will include individual and family therapeutic approaches, group programs, health promotion and community development programs. You will participate in quality improvement activities that contribute to consumer safety, risk minimisation and safe work activities within the practice setting. Consolidating your knowledge and skills, you will develop in capability through continuous professional development and experience. 

About you

You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. You must be enrolled in an approved mental health course or hold a qualification in mental health practice. With demonstrated experience in engaging mental health consumers and their families in the recovery journey, you will bring the ability to work collaboratively with others, including as part of a multidisciplinary team. Effective communication skills including, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills will be essential.

To be successful it is essential that you meet the minimum requirements of the role outlined in the role description.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements.

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

For more information about the role please refer to the Job Pack provided below. Job Ref 776429.

For further information and to apply visit and search for Job Ref: 776429.

Close date: 29 November 2021

Point of contact: 

Jo-anne Drummond

0455 079 852


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